A. S. WIENER, M.D.
To the editor: The report of the NIH Conference in the February 1973 issue (pp. 259-269) repeats, on p. 261, a fallacy regarding studies on associations between blood groups and disease that has been encouraged by the myths in the Race-Sanger book. Significantly, this book is the only reference source cited by the authors, even though scores of books are now available; see, for example, the excellent section on blood groups that can readily be found in the new edition of J. B. Miale's book, Laboratory Medicine-Hematology, 1972.
The fallacy in question, in its usual form, consists of determining the
WIENER AS. Blood Group Distributions. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:137. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-1-137_1
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